Environmental Group Appeals to Trump to Take Second Look at Global Warming, Climate Change

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Environmental Group Appeals to Trump to Take Second Look at Global Warming, Climate Change


By Chito Chavez

An environmental group appealed to visiting United States President Donald Trump to take a second look at the issue of global warming and climate change as they cited studies pointing to the Philippines as among the topmost countries gravely affected by global warming and climate change.

Clean Air Philippines Movement Inc. (CAPMI) chairman Michael Aragon recalled the painful memory of the gruesome deaths of 6,000 Filipinos and the massive devastations of a great part of the Philippines brought about by super typhoon "Yolanda" (Haiyan) four years ago.

"Because of the continuing threat to Filipino life and limb, we are appealing to U.S. President Donald Trump, to take a second look at the issue of global warming and climate change. Studies of the German Watch organization (particularly the Global Climate Risk Index), the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), and many other credible studies have shown that the Philippines (although not a major contributor to the overall global carbon footprint of the world) is among the top list of countries most vulnerable to the deadly effects of climate change,'' Aragon said. …

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